karla spetic aw2011: borderlands

Karla Spetic is fast becoming one of my favourite Australian designers. Her autumn/winter collection is awash with her signature draping, digital prints, and dreamy colour palettes. Whereas the last collection featured digital prints of the outback, this collection features more urban landscapes. I also like the fact that despite being an autumn/winter collection, the colour palette is predominantly based around soft pinks and bright blues. Vivid oranges and rich reds are added for good measure. The craftsmanship of the garments is also quite something. Can you say tan coat with oversized collar? The boxy blazers also work well against the soft draping of the dresses and skirts. I’ll take one of everything, thanks.

Images: karla spetic via 2threads

19 Comments

  1. Sophie February 16, 2011

    loving this collection! as soon as i saw it, the prints reminded me a little of mary katrantzou's s/s11 collection, just not as OTT. love it!
    shes becoming one of my fave aussie designers too. i want that boxy orangey jacket! amazing.

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  2. Merowyn February 16, 2011

    I love how neutral this pallet is… then it has beautiful pops of colour. Stunning!

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  3. Rachel February 16, 2011

    Great color scheme…it really highlights the limited bright colors. 😀

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  4. 685 February 16, 2011

    Love those photo prints, and i've always liked the strangeness of washed-out pastels for fall. thanks for sharing these!

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  5. Dorémie February 16, 2011

    Flawsless collection, the pastel is so beautiful

    you have a great blog (:

    xox

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  6. sojourned in style February 17, 2011

    love the seeming minimalism contrasted by digital prints. they are truly gorgeous. love that burnt orange rusty blazer! amazing collection

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  7. Lori February 17, 2011

    havent heard of her before but i really like this collection- especially the colors!

    …look closer

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  8. nicolette February 17, 2011

    wow… the first look is incredible!

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  9. Valentina A. February 17, 2011

    COOL STYLE! LOVE IT!

    http://yourfashioncafe.blogspot.com/

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  10. skeletaldreams February 17, 2011

    stunning pieces! wow.
    x

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  11. Salony February 17, 2011

    Indeed, I love how autumn/winter is for once not translated into a dark collection. That coat in the second image is my favorite…

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  12. Margaret February 17, 2011

    woah, unreal ! <3

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  13. Becca Jane February 17, 2011

    I love love love the prints.

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  14. jess February 17, 2011

    It looks great. I love the blue and tan dress.

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  15. I love the 3rd dress! So pretty!

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  16. Briana Le & Merissa Ren February 18, 2011

    oh yes. i love the perspective prints, and that they have that faded 70's polaroid quality.

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  17. FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION February 18, 2011

    What an amazing collection! Love the neutral color palette (of course!). xo

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  18. Francesca February 18, 2011

    I love her use of colour. I wish I could have something of hers, like a digi print skirt from last season, but it's so damn expensive.

    F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

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  19. ChiccaStyle February 18, 2011

    Great selection!!! I love them all!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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